- Avoid overengineering datastructures. Tuples are better than objects (try namedtuple too though). Prefer simple fields over getter/setter functions.
- Built-in datatypes are your friends. Use more numbers, strings, tuples, lists, sets, dicts. Also check out the collections library, esp. deque.
- Be suspicious of function/method calls; creating a stack frame is expensive.
- Are you sure it's too slow? Profile before optimizing!
- The universal speed-up is rewriting small bits of code in C. Do this only when all else fails.
- Parse.lySoftware Engineer, 2011 - present
- Aleph PointLead Engineer, 2010 - 2011
- Thermo Fisher ScientificSoftware Engineer, 2007 - 2010
- The Neat CompanySoftware-Research Engineer, 2006 - 2007
- Case Western Reserve UniversityComputer Science BS/MS, 2001 - 2006
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